The Foundation Development and Climate Alliance is committed to bringing sustainable development and global climate protection together by means of voluntary offsetting. It developed from the eponymous initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The Foundation sets out to mobilize additional funds for development cooperation. It raises awareness of the great impact that can be achieved by voluntarily offsetting unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions with high-quality climate protection projects in countries of the Global South. This is because additional, voluntary offsetting contributions that serve both to promote development and to mitigate climate change in countries of the Global South make an important contribution to a sustainable and climate-friendly transformation.
The Foundation runs the eponymous Development and Climate Alliance, in which more than 1,400 companies, cities and administrative districts, educational and scientific institutions, clubs and associations, as well as private individuals are actively involved. The Foundation supports this strong multi-actor community and develops it further together with the Alliance’s supporters.
As an independent platform, the Foundation informs, advises, networks and promotes exchange. It publishes studies and provides a comprehensive range of educational and orientation services aimed at all those interested in sustainable development, climate protection and voluntary greenhouse gas offsetting. For the supporters of the Alliance, the Foundation offers exclusive events.
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